Amazing Grace

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 

– Romans 5:8 NKJV

– Lyrics –


Amazing grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come,
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.

John Newton

(Lyrics from SongLyrics.com)

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A Wicked Agenda — Ryan Callahan’s Blog

Please read this post by Ryan Callahan.

It’s a wicked world we live in.

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We are rapidly seeing more signs of the times all around us. People wonder what we Christians mean when we say that. I’ll give you two recent examples. Netflix making a sick child pornography film for pedophiles, and Governor Newsom of California signing SB 145, which effectively legalizes pedophilia in California! These are clear signs of the end times that the Bible warns us about.

I have warned for many years that the LGBTQ is a wicked agenda (see my post titled Bad Move Chick-Fil-A) and I tried to warn people that they were even pushing for the legalization of pedophilia with their LGBTQ+P agenda. Hope people are listening now!

“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control…

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Relaxation Hymns 3 – Jim Engel

Please enjoy these relaxing hymns performed by Jim Engel!

1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise Him, O ye servants of the LORD.

Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God.

Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto His name; for it is pleasant.

– Psalm 135:1-3

Two Years of Blogging: A Special Thank You to You!

I’d like to say some thank-yous to those who have been so kind as to become friends with me and who are a big part of this blog.

First of all, I thank my God, the Lord Jesus Christ, for this blog, for the privilege of sharing the truth, and for all my blogging friends! Most of all, I thank God for saving me from all my sins by sending His only begotten Son, Jesus (John 3:16), who is the Lamb of God, the perfect sacrifice that takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29), to die on the cross for my sins, paying the full price for my sins, and for God the Holy Spirit who showed me my need for a Savior and gave me a new heart and life! As a depraved sinner, I still sin, but my only confidence that my sins are forgiven is in Jesus Christ, my Advocate with the Father (1 John 2:1)! All the glory be to our Triune God!

I thank you all, my friends, for your kindness in being an important part of this blog and for all the support you give me! I thank Lee Duigon, author of the Bell Mountain series, for recommending me to start a blog! Now my blog’s been a big part of my life and I want to continue to glorify God with it!

Thank you, God, for letting me have this blog for two years. May I use it for Your glory!

Facing Our Ancient Foe: Part 6: The Armor of God: Praying at All Times (Ephesians 6:18-20) – John MacArthur

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

– Ephesians 6:18-20 KJV

In Christ Alone

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)

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In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! – who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe.
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied –
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine –
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand:
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

Stuart Townend, Keith & Kristyn Getty

(Lyrics from SongLyrics.com)

How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

– 1 John 3:16 KJV

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How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss –
The Father turns His face away,
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory.

Behold the man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders;
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished;
His dying breath has brought me life –
I know that it is finished.

I will not boast in anything,
No gifts, no power, no wisdom;
But I will boast in Jesus Christ,
His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer;
But this I know with all my heart –
His wounds have paid my ransom.

Stuart Townend

(Lyrics from StuartTownend.com)

Chess Lessons by Lee Duigon: Lesson Seventeen

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Chess lesson: Time to start learning one of the openings. Remember, though, that every opening has many variations; so don’t be discouraged when your opponent makes a move that you haven’t learned yet. It takes time.

Giuoco Piano, aka “Italian Game,” or “Quiet Game.” The object of this opening is to get your knights and bishops set up near the middle of the board while holding that territory with a pawn or two, and then, usually, castle. This should make your whole chess army ready for action–while at the same time not creating unstable situations that require immediate action. That’s why it’s the quiet game. Here’s a sample.

1. e4, e5 2. Nf3, Nc6 3. Bc4, Bc5 4. either Nc3, Pc3, or 0-0; Black plays Nf6, Pd6, or Nc6

Rather than try to memorize a whole lot of moves, set up a board, play these four, and then play against yourself to see how a game shapes up. You should wind up with questions, maybe quite a few of them.

In beginners’ chess, players haven’t learned the openings and anything can happen. Giuoco Piano is good for beginners because it puts you in position to respond to a variety of enemy actions.

When the fighting starts, it often winds up focusing on who will control the d5 and d4 squares. Before long, you’ll want a rook backing up whatever forces you’ve assigned to the E or D files.

But I don’t mean for the lesson to get complicated. Set up the first four moves, then experiment. And have fun!

– Lee Duigon on May 3rd, 2019

Thank you very much for all the chess lessons you gave me, Mr. Duigon! I’m glad to share these amazing lessons with my friends on my blog!

Lee Duigon’s blog can be found here: https://leeduigon.com/

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